Harnessing an ergonomic solution for prolonged sitting in flight

Eri P. Sadai, Issachar Gilad

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Low-back pain is one of the consequences of sitting. Muscular fatigue leads to shifting from a straight posture into a slumped one. We believe that corrective supports to the pelvis and lumbar spine must be complemented with restraining shoulder straps to bypass muscle fatigue. This ergonomic design "formula" could potentially improve prolonged passive sitting conditions, such as on long-haul flights, in which most passengers sit in cramped surroundings. Our study's results confirm this hypothesis. Further studies are required concerning cardiac and circulatory responses to the use of this device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-25
Number of pages6
JournalErgonomics in Design
Issue number1
StatePublished - 16 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • aircraft seat
  • muscle fatigue
  • posture
  • support
  • surface electromyography


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